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Corky's Bar-B-Q

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(35 Reviews)

5259 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38119

(901) 685-9744

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Today: 10:45 am - 9:30 pm
34
YEARS
IN BUSINESS
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General Info
Corky s BBQ specializes in slow-cooked, Memphis-style barbecued meat and ribs. The restaurant uses both open and closed barbecue pits with hickory chips and charcoal to cook meats at low temperatures. Its menu features pork shoulder, chicken, sausage, beef brisket, tamales and spaghetti. Corky s BBQ serves fries, cole slaw, baked beans and potato salad as side items. The restaurant s desserts include fudge pie and peach cobbler. It sells party packs and bulk items, as well as caters special events for businesses, churches, schools and civic organizations. The interior of Corky s establishments showcase barn wood walls, neon signs, polished brass and aged brick. The restaurant was established in 1984 and has two locations in Memphis.
BBB Rating
A+
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Hours

Regular Hours

Services/Products
  • Beverages
  • Business Meetings
  • Desserts
  • Dine In
  • Homes
  • Restaurants
  • Ribs
  • Salads
  • Sandwiches
Payment method
amex, diners club, master card, visa, discover, all major credit cards
Price Range
$$
Neighborhood
Pleasant Acres
Categories
Restaurant Menus, Take Out Restaurants, Barbecue Restaurants, Caterers, Restaurants
Other Information

Take Out: Yes

Cuisines: Caterers, Barbecue, Take Out

Specialties: Offices

Price Range : Average

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Belinda J.

05/08/2017

Overall

I ordered a Barry's Special in the drive thru and once I got back to work and started to eat the bbq sandwich, the sandwich did not taste right. I called the location back -- 5259 Poplar Ave. and asked for the manager, once he got on the phone he was extremely rude to me basically telling me he didn't care and he hung up on me.

Alexa B.

01/18/2017

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Some of the best BBQ in Memphis!! The atmosphere is great and the service is wonderful! They have some amazing baby back ribs!

Shanna B.

04/03/2014

Overall
yum

Being new to Memphis we hadn't heard on Corky's so with a unbiased view when we ate lunch. It's delicious. I don't like dry ribs but dang! I did half wet and half dry. Their potato salad, coleslaw, and macaroni and cheese are fantastic!! Staff is super nice and I recommend that if you want to buy their sauces buy it there. we got all of them for a steal. Two for $4. At the stores they're for sale $6.99.

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03/29/2012

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RalphSalierno

09/14/2011

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Overall
Love the BBQ sauce

The variety of sauces is great. The kid love trying different sauces on the food.

Texshop

06/13/2011

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Overall
Great BBQ, banana pudding and pecan pie!

Lots of great bbq in Memphis, but this is probably my favorite. Ribs were very good. But the banana pudding and pecan pie were excellent too. The one on Poplar is always crowded, but well worth the wait. Very friendly staff too.

mwithman

03/19/2010

Overall
Worth the trip

I grew up in Memphis and went into the military before Corky's had opened. I had not been back to Memphis for over 25 years and had decided if and when I went back I would give them a try. It won't be another 25 years before I return to Memphis, that much is certain. The service was fantastic, the ribs were perfect and the brisket was heavenly. My wife and I gorged out until we thought we were going to die. We then remembered looking over the deserts on the way in and just couldn't say no. We decided to split a piece of the pecan pie and life will never be the same. We have decide all future trips will have to pass through Memphis, one way or another.

trader1969

01/30/2010

Overall
Great BBQ

Corky s has the best ribs. I m from Louisiana and very time I visit my son in law, we eat at corky s.

One time the ribs were dried out and the waitress replaced our orders. I fer one enjoy there ribs, I always ask fer BBQ Sauce from the kicthens because it hot. Johnny in Shreveport

Angie S.

11/13/2009

Overall
Love Corkeys!

Corkeys BBQ is my favorite BBQ place in West Tennessee. They even have a frozen Dinner and pulled pork you can get in the grocery store.

KevMed

11/10/2009

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Overall
Ok Not Great

This place is to much of franchise taste. The ribs were tough and dry. No comparsion to the Bar-B-Que Shope.
Service was good. You can get the same ribs in Atlanta at O'Charlies.

Davidandd

10/22/2008

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Great dry ribs, sometimes too dry though

I had great ribs. The meat fell right off the bone and the dry rub was really good. However, my co-worker ordered the same and his were way overdone, meat totally dried out. So, on the same day, same time, it just goes to show that consistancy is hard to achieve. If they were too dry the first time, tell them and try again. They definitely got my order right. Parking is scarce even on Mon night.

amelia07

09/27/2008

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Overall
Great BBQ

My husband and I were in Memphis touring their graduate school and we decided that since we were in Memphis we had to have bbq. I looked online for probably an hour trying to choose a restaurant. Finally we went with Corkys because it has good ratings and was close to our hotel. All I can say is WOW. I am a very slim woman and don't normally finish everything on my plate but I did that night. I even was drizzling bbq sauce on the rolls they brought us! The service was great and the ambience of the restuarant was very nice. Be prepared to wait a long time though especially if you are going on the weekends. It is well worth it though. Their pulled pork bbq sandwich was easily the best I've ever had!

amy440

09/23/2008

Overall
Excellent

We love Corky's and it was the first barbecue restaraunt that we came to when we visited Memphis before we moved here. We absolutely loved it! We've been to all of the other BBQ restaraunts that are talked about since moving here and Corky's is still our favorite. All of the staff is pleasant, the food delicious and ready super fast and it's clean. I would recommend the restaraunt to anyone new to the area/city.

ydushlek

02/01/2008

Overall
corkys

NOT GOOD AT ALL. THEY RELY ON THEIR NAME NOT THE FOOD OR SERVICE. EAT AT ONE AND ONLY BBQ AT POPLAR AND KIRBY IF YOU WANT GREAT SERVICE AND OUT OF THIS WORLD FOOD

lovely114101

12/15/2007

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Overall
Corkys is Great

If you are in memphis you must try corky's BBQ it is simply delicious, my favorite is the wet ribs and BBQ shrimp.

davidrb

12/12/2007

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Overall
OK, but overrated.

The sandwiches are good, not great, but this business about Corky's being the best in Memphis is a joke. They are the best marketed operation for sure, but the quality of their product doesn't measure up among true Memphis BBQ restaurants. The ribs aren't in the top 10.

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